Course Code: ES1HE11 UCAS Code: 8D27 Human Biosciences - BSc Hons Degree - Topup Duration1 Year Day/s of weekMonday and Tuesday Time09:45 - 15:45 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis degree continues from our foundation degree in Human Bioscience, topping up to a full BSc (Hons). Designed with our industry partners, the programme provides a vocational exploration of human health and disease, while developing the practical, analytical and independent research skills considered essential for the workplace. At B&FC, you will be taught by friendly, industry specialist tutors and have access to our industry-standard science laboratories, the ideal setting in which to practise professional practical techniques. Entry Requirements Only applicants that have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Human Biosciences, validated by Lancaster University, with Blackpool and The Fylde College are eligible to apply to this course. In this one-year programme, you will revisit genetic research, looking at how cell signalling affects us and potentially triggers certain diseases as well as examining the latest biotechnologies that are transforming the way we analyse, diagnose and respond to issues affecting the human body. There are modules on drugs and disease and also on the research being carried out in the world of chronic diseases from which a significant proportion of the population suffer. Finally, you will be invited to submit a dissertation on a topic within the curriculum that interests you. You will undertake independent research, review existing academic literature on the subject and formulate an argument which you will present in written format to the highest academic standards. Qualification ObtainedBSc (Hons) Human Biosciences Industry Placement and Field TripsThere are no placements required or trips planned yet as part of this Level 6 programme. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. What will I learn? Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Cell Signalling ES6MD023 20 No Biotechnology for Health ES6MD024 20 No Drugs and Disease ES6MD025 20 No Research in Chronic Disease ES6MD026 20 No Dissertation ES6MD027 40 No Assessment MethodsLevel 6 Modules Title Code Credits Options Cell Signalling ES6MD023 20 Mandatory Biotechnology for Health ES6MD024 20 Mandatory Drugs and Disease ES6MD025 20 Mandatory Research in Chronic Disease ES6MD026 20 Mandatory Dissertation ES6MD027 40 Mandatory How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 0% 0% 68% Exam 0% 0% 25% Practical 0% 0% 7% Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will not be required to purchase any additional equipment to undertake this programme as the college has resources available to students. However, there may be some opportunities that will not be a requirement of the programme but will be available to students at an additional cost. Tuition Fees Please visit our finance page for more information on tuition fees and available financial support. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institute: N/A Awarding Body: The University of Lancaster Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 0 0 360 Independent 0 0 840 Placement 0 0 0 Total 0 0 1200 Programme Specification Programme Spec HUB-2019.pdf Adobe PDF, 261.2 KB Career Options and Progression Our students have secured exciting career opportunities with employers such as the NHS, as well as within areas such as science teaching. A BSc (Hons) degree opens up opportunities in areas like scientific research, working in the pharmaceutical industries for example or in science journalism or other forms of science communications. Alternatively, there are plenty of options to pursue higher qualifications studying for Masters or Doctoral degrees many of which are sponsored by companies which will benefit from their research findings.